Help us keep the legacy alive!


When I see the faces of my three great-grandchildren, I see Raoul Wallenberg...
I see his image in my seven grandkids, my two daughters, and -many times- when I look at myself in the mirror. Of the six people he saved in my immediate family: my parents, myself, two sisters and a brother, there are now, G-d bless them, 201 members and counting. Raoul Wallenberg saved one hundred thousand souls during the Holocaust. How many men, women, and children does that equal today?
In the history of the Holocaust, there is no comparison to this hero’s feat.”

Kayla Kaufman (Holocaust survivor saved by Raoul Wallenberg)


Dear Friend,

It is to preserve Wallenberg’s legacy for all the generations to come that I gave my testimony to “Documenting Wallenberg: An Archive of Testimonials” and, since then, have been intensely working with the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation to spread the word about the Swedish diplomat who traveled to Hungary in June 1944 with the aim of saving the Jewish people.

Despite its limited resources, “Documenting Wallenberg” has already gathered around thirty audiovisual and written testimonies of Wallenberg Survivors living in New York, Buenos Aires, and Jerusalem. Considering that these miracles took place more than sixty years ago, the urgency to find and preserve more stories such as these is clear. Witnesses living in remote places have expressed their interest in contributing their testimonies to the program.

The Wallenberg Foundation needs your contribution to reach them.

Your support will allow the Foundation to interview survivors in Mexico, Canada, Australia, Brazil, and Hungary. Your contribution will also allow the Foundation to make these testimonies available to the public through their addition to the organization’s archive; and most important to students, through their inclusion in the organization’s educational programs.

What do you say to someone who gave you back your life? There are no words. No music. No prayers or poems that one can recite for such a person. Still, I would say, “Thank you, Raoul, for my parents, my siblings, and all those born after.”

Irony of ironies, at the tender age of thirty two, this hero could not save his own life and vanished into the Soviet labyrinth never to be heard from again.

It is now our charge to keep his voice and legacy alive.

At this time of the year, when we all come together as one people to celebrate a Happy New Year with peace in our hearts and on earth, we wish your generosity be rewarded all the days of your life.

Respectfully yours,

Kayla Kaufman
Holocaust Survivor saved by Raoul Wallenberg

How to collaborate?

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (IRWF) was created to ensure that Raoul Wallenberg’s legacy serves as a guiding light for generations to come. The IRWF is a tax exempt, nonprofit, public charity with offices in New York, Jerusalem and Buenos Aires. More than two hundred Heads of State, Nobel Prize Laureates including Elie Wiesel and the Dalai Lama, Governors and distinguished personalities accompany us in this singular enterprise.

You can contribute to The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation safely online by visiting our website at

Contact us at +1 (212) 737-3275 if you or someone you know was saved by Raoul Wallenberg and would like to share the stories of rescue with us, if you have any questions, or if you would like to visit our offices.

34 East 67th. Street
New York NY 10065

Tel. 1-212-737-3275
Fax 1-212-535-6262